The Deep South USA Blog
Happy Fourth of July!
It might be just another Thursday for us, but today is America’s official birthday. Much like their counterparts in European countries, the USA celebrates its National Day in style. With family barbecues, colourful parades, star-studded concerts and hundreds of millions’ worth of fireworks all over the land, there’s a lot to like about Independence Day.
Explore the Tina Turner Museum at West Tennessee Delta Heritage Museum in Brownsville, TN
The Queen of Rock and Roll, continues to be recognised as one of the world’s most popular entertainers having been inducted in to the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ in 2015, she has won an incredible eight Grammy Awards and holds the record for selling more concert tickets than any other solo artist in history!
Can you keep a secret?
Looking for somewhere for a great night out that is mysterious and obscure? We may have the perfect place for you! Located in the Avondale district of Birmingham, Alabama you will find The Marble Ring - a very well-hidden, roaring, 20’s themed speakeasy bar!
Mississippi must-eats: Blue & White Restaurant, Tunica
Fancy a bite? You’re never far from excellent eats in the South, be it a home-made barbecue sandwich or a star-quality ten-course dinner. If it’s truly Southern comfort you want, we got you covered. The Blue & White Restaurant has been a local Tunica favourite since 1924.
Dollywood, in Tennessee, officially opens largest expansion in park history - Wildwood Grove!
U.S country music legend Dolly Parton has opened the dreamland inspired expansion ‘Wildwood Grove’ to her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The newest and largest ever development solidified the theme park’s place among the United States premier family destinations.
Who is Cedric Burnside?
“My school was a juke joint / From a kid till I was grown / And blues is really / All I ever known” - Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess. Cedric Burnside is on tour in the UK & Dublin late May / June 2019.
Sleeping off the beaten track in Mississippi – Part 3
Just down the road and off the beaten track there are true gems to discover in the Magnolia State. In this ongoing series, we earmark some great accommodations in Mississippi. Here's Part 3: Natchez.
Help the Stax Museum Celebrate Memphis' 200th Birthday by choosing your favourite Memphis Soul Tunes
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music turned 16-years-old yesterday and is helping celebrate its birthday and the 200th birthday of the epicenter of American music - Memphis, Tennessee - with “biSoultennial” a new contest to allow fans worldwide to vote on their favourite Memphis Soul Songs recorded between 1957 and 1975.
Airboat, kayak or cruise on a guided Louisiana swamp tour
Louisiana serves up memorable experiences - more than just bowls of its famed gumbo - as a guided swamp tour is definitely a highlight on any Deep South road trip.
Sleeping off the beaten track in Mississippi - Part 2
Just down the road and off the beaten track there are true gems to discover in Mississippi. In this ongoing series, we introduce you to some great accommodations in Mississippi, so here's Part 2: Greenwood.